Today is Saturday March 28, 2020. The world is in quarantine due to COVID-19 and many are in a behavioral health crisis. I am not depressed about it although certainly concerned for the welfare of my fellows, particularly those in recovery. I have been conducting Zoom and FaceTime sessions with people all over the world and doing what I can to be helpful. I do have more time to work on manuscripts and other academic projects. Tonight I will be coding up some variables for a data analysis.

Last night I had the idea to share my latest presentation with my newsletter followers. So I spent an hour recording my latest presentation “More than Meets the Eye: Linking Nutrition & Behavioral Health.” I hope you enjoy!

The presentation discusses: Traumaadversitynutritioneating disorders, substance use disorders, opioid crisis, food addiction, neurosciencegut-brain axismicrobiome, recovery, treatment and so much more! Nutrition for behavioral health is the future!

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David became a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) in 2013 and founded Nutrition in Recovery, a group practice of RDNs specializing in the treatment of eating and substance use disorders. In 2017, David received the “Excellence in Practice” award at the national Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo. The California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics awarded him the “Emerging Dietetic Leader Award” in 2020. He earned his PhD from UCLA’s Fielding School of Public Health in the Community Health Sciences department (with a minor in Health Psychology) by investigating the links between adverse childhood experiences and various mental health outcomes among socially disadvantaged men. His treatment philosophy is based on a biopsychosocial model which incorporates an understanding of biological mechanisms, psychological underpinnings, and contextual factors that integrate the social determinants of health. His website Wise Mind Nutrition offers a fully online interactive treatment program that will be available in the Summer of 2022.

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